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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MUFFIN LINERS by another NAME...

Hey, ya'll 
Here it is, Thursday 13th...
sure glad it's not FRIDAY 13th !!....Boooooo
Hope things are going really good in your part of the world. 
Things are good here....BUT....NO SALE AS YET. :((
In the last 2 weeks...and starting into the 3rd week, we have had
NO LOOKERS....

I'm TRYING to get stressed about it
but too many other things going on in our world to be thankful for...
I look for thankful things about this olden house....
and....
I am thankful we haven't had a tornado blow it away like the poor folks in Oklahoma.
GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

  SOOO, I am NOT stressed.

OK then....

 I saw the following in a magazine and wanted to share such a cute, simple trick with you...


What a snazzy idea, hu !!

How great is this over FABRIC covers that we have to size, cut, use pinking shears on...
...just grab some adorable muffin liners.....
a little ribbon  .....
and you are GOOD TO GO.

I thought, "OBOY, I have plenty of cute cupcake liners...."
and then I remembered they are ALL at the new house.

BUMMER...

O, wait....



I remembered I'd bought these little animal print liners.

THIS is the last of my STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM




If you want to make some,
using the recipe on the
NO COOK FREEZER JAM
Fruit Pectin package,
and buying
FREEZER PROOF
little cute jars...

you are in for the most delightful treat, ever.
Since it is mostly FRUIT,
each jar tastes like
FRESH STRAWBERRIES....

soooo  good.......





AND

sooo pretty !!



ahhhhh, sweet APRICOTS...my favorite.

I looked hi and lo for cute ribbon ....
it's all at the NEW house.....along with my CUTE CUPCAKE LINERS...:>)

 Just cut either DRIED or FRESH apricots into pieces (I use my kitchen shears) and cover with water..
boil gently for about an hour or maybe even two...just test after an hour.
You want them soft, mushy, sweet....like preserves.
I cooked two packages of dried apricots..
after cooking for about an hour, I added my sugar (to taste...we like ours really sweet)
a small cap full of Almond flavoring.and cook awhile longer......
just until  they are PERFECT...

seems the DRIED take a little longer to get mushy and thick than the FRESH.

They sure make for a DELICIOUS breakfast...:)


...just a quick and very simple little project....
my FAVORITE kind. :)

...if you use some cute paper muffin liners for some of your jellies,
would you show us ??

and, in the meantime, I am going to get some of my liners and some ribbon
and try for a CUTER LOOK. :))
XOXOXO

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41 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a cute idea. love it. i have not see the leopard print muffin liners ever? maybe one day soon. i hope. ( :

Vee said...

Those are pretty cute! You have the perfect frame of mind concerning no lookers! It is all a matter of perspective. I saw the pin you had with paper liners in a mason jar...so cute and, of course, I copied that.

kitty said...

I have done the cute cupcake liners, bj!!! It's so much easier and there are so many pretty designs! I put mine over the lid and then put on the band, but I like your idea better...so cute!!

Sue said...

What a neat idea! I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing,
Sue

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This is one of those ideas that I wonder why I didn't think of it...it makes such good sense! Sending good vibes that the lookers start coming and that one falls in love with your house soon!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the paper liner idea BJ! I often give jam as gifts and this is really cute:@)

Lavender Cottage said...

Great idea, and I have lots of pretty cupcake liners!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the idea. Next time I make Apple Butter will use the cupcake liners. Many thanks for this GREAT idea.
Mary

NanaDiana said...

That jam looks delicious and I love the idea of cupcake liners. What a cute idea. I hope you get some lookers soon. It is awful feeling in limbo like that, isn't it? Blessings to you- xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you are staying positive! Selling a home is very stressful! This is such a cute idea with the muffin liners!

hugs,
Linda

Linda said...

You have a great attitude! So are you still living in the olden house?

All those delicious pics are making me HUNGRY!!! I haven't had time - or TAKEN the time!- to make jam in ever so long! My brother has an apricot tree. I'll have to ask them if the fruit is ripe yet!

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for the recipe and the darling idea with the muffin liners. I pray that the lookers and buyers begin to knock on your door! Cherry Kay

Leslie said...

I love the muffin liners.. too cute. The jam looks wonderful!!
You are right not to stress out. Everything will fall into place. : )
Happy Thursday.

Carol Stebner said...

Oh boy do those ever look yummy! That is such a cute idea to use cupcake liners.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just too cute and thanks for the recipe. Also wanted to mention that your new profile picture is just beautiful...you are about 40, right?

Xo,
Jane

Lorrie said...

Such a cute idea, BJ. I need to look for some cute muffin liners. Remember you just need ONE buyer for your house - said a prayer that that person will come by SOON.

Kathleen Grace said...

Good thing it's strawberry season again...although it may be past strawberry season in Texas? Strawberry freezer jam tastes more like fresh berries than any other. I might have tomake some:>) And top it with cute cupcake papers.

Beverly said...

Every time I visit here you have me licking my lips. I want to be your neighbor.

I know just how stressful waiting for your house to sell can be. You hang in there, and I'll keep praying.♥

Theresa said...

What a wonderful idea:) I have lots of cute cupcake liners to use! Have a blessed day dear BJ, praying you get a buyer soon! HUGS!

Buss Roper said...

Sugar Industry - Sugar Technology International Texas USA. Sugar industry, incredibly, insists that once you look at the research, no expert says that sugar leads to any disease, even obesity

sugar industry

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hey there BUSS ROPER..... Comment above. What's this leaving a comment on my Friend's blog?!?

Leaving a click-able link, FOR THE SUGAR INDUSTRY?!?

Fiddle sticks! Sugar doesn't lead to anything bad, hu?! Hahhhhhhhhhhhh...

I have dropped sugar from my diet, along with other stuff like gluten and dairy.... And my Arthritis is gone!

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, BUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

And naturally, if you click on Buss Roper's 'name'... You get a mostly blank page. Hahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

But if you click on link in his comment, you get info from Sugar Technology International.

Hehhhh.....

Guess what side they are on, on the issue of, "is sugar good for you?"

Madeline's Album said...

This is a really cute idea. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Susan K said...

What a GREAT idea, and so simple too, gotta love that! And those animal print cupcake liners...drool...must look for those, I love all things with animal prints. SUPER stormy here in central PA today...have a great weekend BJ! Suzy from PA

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This is so clever! I love finding cute ideas for all my muffin liners! That jam looks wonderful...apricot is my favorite! Have a wonderful week!

Leslie Lambert said...

Great idea! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-6-plus-features.html

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Wouldn't you think we would have thought of this before? Adorable. I am on a quest to find different cupcake liners for a big jar!! I have one set so far...things move real fast here!!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Hi! Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I love your blog as a whole and love the cupcake liner post idea. I make freezer strawberry jam all the time...it is the best! Following you via GFC and Pinterest. Please vist my blog when you get a chance...
http://www.musingsofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

SavannahGranny said...

I BJ, The preserves look so good. I think I will have to try some. Love the cupcake liner idea. It is one of those Duh! moments. As in why didn't I think of that!
I keep my cupcake liners in jelly jars in the pantry. Why not keep the friendship close.
School is out now and maybe some of those lookers were waiting for that to move. Prayers for a quick sale. Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love that idea of muffin liners - saw that somewhere a long time ago and do you think for one hot second I ever remembered to do it?

Hopefully the vision of your adorable animal print ones will come to mind next time I need to do so.

Thanks for your visit, bj - always great to hear from you.

About selling a house: Catholics have this belief that if you buy a St. Joseph statue and bury him upside down in the front yard of the home you want to sell you will get a buyer quickly.

EVERY single person I have ever shared that with did it and found it to work. Just tellin ya just in case.

Hugs.

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Too darn cute!!!
May have to "Copy~Cat" this clever idea, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

must love junk said...

So cute!! And that jam looks delicious! :)
Susan

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a darling idea, BJ! Just think of the combinations! I'm going to try you apricot jam. I have several recipes that use apricot jam and it would be wonderful to have it on hand... and homemade!!! xo

Debbiedoo's said...

How cute and clever is that! Love it Bj. Happy weekend to you.

Pattie T. said...

Very cute jar toppers and yummy sounding jam. I'll be trying both!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello BJ. What a very very neat idea to use the muffin liners for atop of Jam..I am your newest follower.. Lovely blog. I was wondering if your crochet the wee rooster in your header. I love it. Hugs Judy

Sarah said...

Darling idea!
As for the house sale, did you bury a St. Joseph in the yard? It's worth a try. '-)

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
What a great idea, all my jars will look so cute now. Your food is making me drool, sure wish I had a biscuit and jam, yummy! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Now that's clever - makes me think of the sweet cupcake holders I saw at TJMaxx - on clearance - Hope al goes well for you, I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen